For this assignment, use the “Stages of Child and Adolescent Development” matrix created in Topic 2. Complete the fourth column by identifying the major concepts, principles, and learning theories from your readings to the stages of development.
In 500-750 words, summarize and expand on the stages of child and adolescent development. In your summary, include:
How understanding the unique aspects of development guides you to engage and meet the academic abilities of students with various learning abilities
How the stages of development differ from kindergarten to eighth grade and how learning activities differ depending on the stage of development
How you can incorporate specific major principles, concepts, and learning theories into two different grade levels (K-5 and 6-8) of your future teaching practice
How this matrix can serve as a guide in developing ways to meet the needs of exceptional students (learning differences, gifted students, and ELLs, etc.)
How the information on the different stages of child and adolescent development can be utilized to identify student strengths as a basis for growth, and their misconceptions as opportunities for learning
Support your findings with a minimum of 3-5 scholarly resources.
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